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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – 14 AUGUST 2019

It’s summer recess in the House of Commons which offers MPs a very welcome opportunity to spend some much-needed time with friends and family. But for me that doesn’t mean the work stops – quite the opposite in fact, as … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK MAN PRAISED IN PARLIAMENT FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO SWIMMING

A Clydebank man in his 90s has been praised in the House of Commons for his ‘remarkable contribution’ to swimming in Scotland. Veteran swim coach Peter Dempster, who has been involved in Clydebank Amateur Swimming Club since 1938, was described … Continue reading

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MARTIN PRESSES NEW PM BORIS JOHNSON ON PLIGHT OF JAGTAR SINGH JOHAL

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has questioned new Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the incarceration and alleged torture in India of Dumbarton man Jagtar Singh Johal. 32 year old Jagtar, known as “Jaggi”, has been held without trial in India since … Continue reading

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SCOTLAND DESERVES BETTER THAN BREXIT BRITAIN UNDER BORIS JOHNSON

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has said that it’s no surprise to see support for Scottish independence on the rise following the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. The local SNP MP hit out at the new leader … Continue reading

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MARTIN HAILS IMPACT OF NEW CLYDEBANK COMMUNITY SPORT HUB

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hailed the impact of Clydebank Community Sport Hub (CSH) following a visit to the multi-million pound facility in Whitecrook. The MP for West Dunbartonshire spoke after meeting with local groups to see first-hand how the … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN AGAINST FLAMINGO LAND RESORT IN LOCH LOMOND

As the MP for West Dunbartonshire, I’m very proud to represent the gateway to Scotland’s most famous National Park. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Loch Lomond and we benefit greatly … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PENSIONERS URGED TO RECLAIM MILLIONS IN LOST BENEFITS

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is supporting Age Scotland’s campaign to urge pensioners across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven not to miss out on millions of pounds in unclaimed benefits. The move by the SNP MP comes as new … Continue reading

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EARLY DIAGNOSIS IS KEY TO TACKLING “CELTIC CURSE” ILLNESS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is seeking to raise awareness of an illness known as the “Celtic Curse” which is thought to affect 1 in 8 people across Scotland. Genetic condition Haemochromatosis is a disorder which causes the body to absorb … Continue reading

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